Friday, June 1, 2012

A Cup of Water

Last night as we were getting set to start our prayer meeting, we noticed some people standing outside our gate. I went out to meet them, thinking it was new people who wanted to come pray with us. It was 3 sisters, age 17, 18 and 19. They came to ask for food. They were hungry. So , I brought them inside. It was amazing to see why my husband felt like making a bit of extra rice while making dinner and why a friend who came to prayer decided to bring tamales just b/c she had them leftover and thought someone there would like them. God saw those sisters...and their need... and had us prepared for them. It was an honor to serve them food and drink. And even more amazing to offer them the incredible joy, peace, love, and security that comes with giving your life to Jesus. I cried as I imagined my own 3 daughters roaming the streets, hungry, but the Word says in Psalms 37:25 "Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread."  Also, Matthew 25:45 says "And he will answer, 'I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.''  It's a sobering thought.

I also thought how interesting and perfectly planned out that these 3 sisters would show up to a home with 3 daughters. I don't believe in coincidence. It was crazy to introduce them to our 3 daughters and see such a vast difference, but similar in so many ways, too. I realized that God doesn't have favorites, but when we are willing and wanting Him, he says, "But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands." Exodus 20:6.

The Word also says "The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent." in 2 Peter 3:9  So, how amazing is that?? He is patiently waiting for all who would repent {which is just to genuinely say you're sorry for all the nasty junk/disobedience to Him} and start following His instructions and live a long and happy life! {How hard is it to see how wonderful and good that is?!}

So needless to say, after we prayed for them and shared who Jesus is and offered them His salvation, they left and the rest of our prayer meeting was with a heavy heart. We prayed for them more and for other things too. I went to bed with them on my mind and woke up to them on my mind. We told them they can come back to our house anytime they need help or would like to give their lives to Jesus. Please pray for them...their names are Adriana, Gabriella and Surje.

And if you are reading this and haven't given your life to the Creator of everything... know that it's the absolutely best thing you could ever do for yourself, your children and your children's children. What we do in life, passes along down through our line of descendants. Give yourself and your children, GOD!

1 comment:

  1. I love how you write! Such a great story! Wish I could have been there.
    Keep being the amazing family that you are.